12 minutes: Tupou bangs past a couple of tackles, Tom Banks makes some ground, then a scrum forms… and Faf de Klerk gets a yellow card. He’s in the sin bin for tapping the ball from Nic White’s hands as he tried to pass.
It’s time for Round 2, informally speaking, of the Springboks v Wallabies in the Rugby Championship. Last weekend, the Australian team defied recent flakiness to register a win over the well-drilled world champ Boks, thanks to the returning Quade Cooper lacing eight goals from eight attempts, including the winner after full time. Quite the story.
New Zealand and Argentina are the other sides in this championship, with Los Pumas having lost three out of three against SA and NZ.
Today’s match takes place at that oval-ball field of dreams, Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.